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Three- Ring Funeral

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Uniondale, New York—Big-cat trainer Alexander Lacey and one of his charges perform during the last show of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus on May 21. The circus closed for good after 146 years because of a longtime slump in ticket sales. “It feels a little like a funeral today, but I’m trying not to mourn it in a sad way,” Autumn Luciano, a pinup photographer who had lown in from Lansing, Michigan, to see the last show, told The New York Times. “Circus is all about being happy.”

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